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Lovell K. MartzNovember 3, 1937 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 80)
Lovell K. Martz, 80, residing in South Bend, passed away peacefully at home at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, after his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born November 3, 1937 at home in Mishawaka, IN, a son of the late Cyril D. & Enid V. (Rowe) Martz, and he was a graduate of Mishawaka High School. On August 9, 1958 at The Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa, Lovell was united in marriage to Lila J. Myers, the love of his life. He and Lila lived in Elkhart County from 1965-2015 and moved to South Bend in 2015. Along with his loving wife Lila, he is survived by his four sons, Knolan & Kim Martz of Osceola, Daniel Martz of Elkhart, Dana Martz of Corbin, KY, and Loren Martz of North Fort Myers, FL, two sisters, Nancy Sorgenfrei of Granger, Donna Andrews of Mishawaka, and a brother, Aaron & Judy Martz of Osceola. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Knolan Ryan Martz, Kassandra (Nic) Bradley, Jordan, Jasmine, Landon, Jonathan, and Andrew Martz, Katie (Chad) Thomas, Lukas, Nikole, Kody, and Van Martz, along with six great-grandchildren, Kyrstiana, Kaleb, Emmerson, Baylin, Kazzlynn, and Kennedy Rose.
Mr. Martz worked from 1965-2010 as an Executive in the RV industry. He retired as Vice-President at Sellers Manufacturing in Milford, IN. He was a lifelong member and Deacon at Apostolic Temple, South Bend, where he served as Director of the Orchestra for 42 years, played the trumpet, and taught many students. He served on the Board of Directors at Bethel College, Mishawaka for 10 years, as well as the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce. Throughout his life, he attended several area colleges.
Services celebrating the life of Mr. Martz will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Apostolic Temple, 2221 South Ironwood Dr., South Bend. Rev. Christopher Rowe will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the Church.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Martz may be offered to Apostolic Temple, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.
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